You are all children of God through faith in Christ Jesus…If you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise. Galatians 3:26, 29
Back in February, I started listening to an online Bible study series taught by Beth Moore called “The Inheritance”. I took ten pages of notes and highlighted the key verses. I was familiar with most of the scriptures; I knew most of this stuff. I planned to put my notes in a file labeled “Inheritance” and move on to the next study. But something happened on my way to the file cabinet.
I found myself sitting in a lawyer’s office reading my dad’s Last Will and Testament.
Suddenly, those ten pages of study notes jumped off the paper and into my heart. My dad left me something, even though I did nothing to earn it or deserve it. Just because I was his daughter. I contributed nothing to the family business; in fact, I went and married a preacher! I didn’t call or visit dad as much as I should have; I didn’t take time to get to know his deepest joys and fears. But no matter. A portion of what he worked for his whole life was left to me. I walked out of that lawyer’s office with tears streaming down my face. I began to comprehend the significance of those Bible study notes.
So, it has made me wonder: Why don’t I wake up every morning and weep with joy over the stunning realization that I am a real live heir of God and co-heir with Jesus Christ? Why am I not overwhelmed by the incomparable, unsearchable, immeasurable riches of God that are mine simply because I am His daughter? Why do I not stand in utter awe at the portion allotted to me, my delightful inheritance in Christ?
Sometimes it’s a long way from the head to the heart. But when the truth strikes, it is absolutely breathtaking.